You know the scripture that says a city set on a hill can not be hid, that no man would light a candle stick and put under a basket, but on a candle stick that it might give light to the whole house. Yeh? Matt 5:14-16. Great.
Well last night, I read an explanation of that verse that I’ve never thought of before. Here’s the explanation and what I think about it.
Even a little candle when set on a hill can give a lot of light.
It’s so awesome to me to think/know that even a little candle, The littlest item, in the littlest family of light producing objects when placed on a hill can give a lot of light.
Supposing your natural ability to do something, perhaps excel at math, or recall what you read in CRS, or even apply physics theory in real life is the little candle.
Or maybe the little candle is that talent of yours that you think is so small and insignificant. Maybe the fact that you’re a great listener, or that you have an eye for colors that look great side by side, or that you’re great at setting up awesome dates or organizing parties.
Whatever it is you love or can do, no matter how big or small you feel it is, pretend it is the small candle.
So if you put this small candle of yours on a hill, it can give a lot of light, meaning it can make a big difference or it could be a big deal.
The question then is, how do you put this candle(by now you should have identified what yours is) on a hill.
To me you put your little candle on a hill by putting in your very best in that thing you’re doing. It doesn’t matter what they’ve said. Whether they believe you’re going to fail or not. All that matters is that you’ve done your best. All that matters is that you didn’t hold back.
Put in your best. Do your little ordinary thing in an extraordinary manner and that would make all the difference. In so doing you are putting your candle on a hill.
Before you know it, your talent, ability, passion or whatever it is, wouldn’t seem so little and ordinary anymore.